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Castles of Japan
- Takashi Toyooka offers a location map, brief description, thumbnail photographs and any relevant links for each castle. Select via an interactive map or an index. Bibliography.
- Constructed reason,record of war,size of building.
Guide to Japanese Castles
- Eric Obershaw provides a general history and description of castles in Japan, and photographs of castles he has visited, with histories taken from the official brochures and display text.
- History, movie, and links.
Japanese Castle Explorer
- An interactive map, pictures and information about the Castles of Japan.
- A few photographs by Jamie Marconi of the more famous castles in Japan.
- List of castle ruins and history.
- Structures, castle town, history, guard tower and wall and moat.
- Read guides to Japanese castles and Japanese castle architecture including Himeji Castle, Kumamoto Castle, Nijo Castle and other important castles.
Japan’s 100 Famous Castles And Castle Ruins
- Famous 100 castles map in JAPAN. Selected by the authority(JAPAN CASTLE Association )
- Kyoto castle built by the first Tokugawa shogun.
Oshiro Meguri Fan
- Gallery in Japan castle and city's setting.
Shiro: A Japanese Castle
- Stephen Wyley discusses the development and aspects of Japanese castles. Drawings by Steven Lowe.
Virtual Tour Himeji Castle
- History, map, tour and gallery of photographs of this magnificent timber castle on a stone base, built in 1601 by Terumasa Ikeda - a World Heritage site. By Hakurotowa No Kai.
Wikipedia: Azuchi Castle
- An illustrated history and description of this fortress built 1576-1579 by Oda Nobunaga on the shores of Lake Biwa.
Wikipedia: Edo Castle
- An illustrated history and description of this castle built in 1457 by Ōta Dōkan in what is now the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo.
Wikipedia: Osaka Castle
- An illustrated history and description of this important castle, built from 1583 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
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